- This emblem is NASA's second official insignia.
- It is now also the official, having replaced the NASA worm design.
- It is nearly identical to the design used during all the Mercury flights, as early as the Gemini 3 mission a slight change was made.
The diameter of the center of the patch is approximately 3 inches.
The red vector extends roughly ⅞ inch outside to the right and ¼ inch to the left.